Residential Childcare Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 27/05/2022 12:00
£22,571 pa (plus enhancements)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
Residential Provision, Children’s Home, South Tyneside
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Closing date:
27 May
Further Information

Residential Childcare Officer
(Residential Provision, Children’s Home, South Tyneside)
£22,571 pa (plus enhancements)

In South Tyneside, our children and families are at the forefront of everything we do. We want every child and family to feel supported in times of need and empowered to make the right decisions; we are committed to making a difference. We take pride in our Children’s Residential Service, where staff are valued, supported, and trusted to drive this vision forward.

We are excited to expand our Residential offer with the development of a purpose built 4 bed, children’s home in South Tyneside.

We are seeking to recruit Children’s Residential Childcare Officers to work with young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties.

As a Children’s Residential Childcare Officer, you will be responsible for the delivery of high-quality children’s residential provision including working directly with children and their families. The residential care staff are an integral part of the Care Team and work alongside other professionals to support children, young people and their families to achieve the best possible outcomes by using a range of intervention methods and approaches. The role will support the service to achieve its vision of providing high quality care to children and young people within a residential setting.

About You:
• You will have a Level 3 qualification in Children and Young People (or willingness to undertake).
• You have previous experience of direct work with children and young people and their families.
• You can demonstrate an ability to place the child/young person and family at the centre of all practice and decision making.
• You are able to undertake shift work, including sleep-ins, weekends and bank holidays.
• Experience of working in a children’s residential setting is desirable.
• You will benefit from a package of support and personal and professional development opportunities.

As a valued member of South Tyneside Council, you will also have access to our excellent benefits package, including:
• Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme.
• A generous 25 days annual leave entitlement, which increases to 30 days following 5 years’ service, plus all bank holidays.
• Sick pay entitlement, which increases with length of service.
• Our ‘stuck not sick policy’ recognising that employees, on occasion, may need to take time away from the office. It enables employees to agree how time will be repaid with managers, rather than taking sick leave.
• Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave.
• Our lease car staff benefit scheme is a cost-effective way to lease a brand-new car via salary sacrifice with no deposit or credit checks.
• Our home technology staff benefit scheme is a home electronics salary sacrifice scheme which allows you to save money on home technology and spread the cost, with no deposits or hidden payments.
• Our Cycle to Work scheme offers a network of routes that include off-road and traffic-free routes to help you cycle to work safely and keep fit.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Darren Bird, Operations Manager- Residential Service on 07885916978 between 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.

South Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

Closing date: Noon, 27 May 2022.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.